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2005 G.I. Joe's Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland

The 2005 G.I. Joe's Presents the Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland was the fourth round of the 2005 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on June 19, 2005 at the Portland International Raceway in Portland, Oregon. The pole sitter was Justin Wilson and the race was won by Cristiano da Matta. It marked the 12th and final Champ Car victory for the 2002 CART champion. It was also the first career Champ Car pole for Wilson, the first of eight in his American open wheel career.

United States 2005 Portland
Race details
Race 4 of 13 in the 2005 Champ Car season
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Portland International Raceway Track Layout
DateJune 19, 2005
Official nameG.I. Joe's Presents the Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland
LocationPortland International Raceway
Portland, Oregon, United States
CoursePermanent Road Course
1.964 mi / 3.161 km
Distance105 laps
206.220 mi / 331.905 km
WeatherSunny and Warm
Pole position
DriverJustin Wilson (RuSPORT)
Time57.597
Fastest lap
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time59.923 (on lap 79 of 105)
Podium
FirstCristiano da Matta (PKV Racing)
SecondSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
ThirdPaul Tracy (Forsythe Championship Racing)

Contents

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 57.597 57.808 57.597
2   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 57.816 57.897 57.816
3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 57.911 58.253 57.911
4   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 57.956 58.463 57.956
5   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 57.989 58.073 57.989
6   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 58.093 58.329 58.093
7   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 58.097 58.423 58.097
8   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 58.134 58.497 58.134
9   Ronnie Bremer HVM Racing 58.331 59.895 58.331
10   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 58.344 58.343 58.343
11   Timo Glock Rocketsports Racing 58.407 59.190 58.407
12   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 58.828 58.669 58.669
13   Björn Wirdheim HVM Racing 58.759 58.920 58.759
14   Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 58.894 58.941 58.894
15   Michael Valiante Dale Coyne Racing 59.055 59.318 59.055
16   Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports Racing 59.140 59.262 59.140
17   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing —* 59.345 59.345
18   Marcus Marshall Team Australia 59.362 59.612 59.362

* Nelson Philippe crashed in practice before the first qualifying session and was not able to set a time.

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 21   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 105 1:51:51.404 10 33
2 1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 105 +10.128 secs 5 29
3 3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 105 +17.570 secs 3 26
4 7   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 105 +18.640 secs 6 23
5 10   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 105 +26.708 secs 2 21
6 12   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 105 +33.477 secs 8 19
7 27   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 105 +40.345 secs 7 17
8 55   Ronnie Bremer HVM Racing 104 + 1 Lap 9 15
9 4   Björn Wirdheim HVM Racing 104 + 1 Lap 13 13
10 8   Timo Glock Rocketsports Racing 104 + 1 Lap 11 11
11 19   Michael Valiante Dale Coyne Racing 104 + 1 Lap 15 10
12 34   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 104 + 1 Lap 17 9
13 11   Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 104 + 1 Lap 14 8
14 5   Marcus Marshall Team Australia 103 + 2 Laps 18 7
15 31   Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports Racing 103 + 2 Laps 16 6
16 2   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 79 Drive shaft 12 5
17 9   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 45 Oil pump 1 7
18 15   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 8 Engine 4 3

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
47-51 Wilson (9) off course

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-29 Justin Wilson
30 Paul Tracy
31 Sébastien Bourdais
32-45 Justin Wilson
46-48 Paul Tracy
49-74 Cristiano da Matta
75-80 Sébastien Bourdais
81 Paul Tracy
82-105 Cristiano da Matta
 
Driver Laps led
Cristiano da Matta 50
Justin Wilson 43
Sébastien Bourdais 7
Paul Tracy 5

Championship standings after the raceEdit